Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund
Photo by WAND
Photo by WAND

This November will mark four years since Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013.

It tore through the country with 200 mile-per-hour winds and 30-foot tidal waves, killing 10,000 people and causing significant damage to everything in its path. One of the most intense tropical cyclones on record, Haiyan destroyed countless homes and commercial buildings, leaving Filipino residents without shelter, fuel, food, or clean water.

Fortunately, our nonprofit partners on the ground were able to quickly respond to needs of their local communities, and support them throughout the long recovery process.

After the typhoon subsided, hospitals and birthing centers were destroyed, leaving pregnant women and infants without maternity services. Local midwives rebuilt these facilities with the support of Mercy in Action. Emergency care was given to these mothers and their children, and the centers were soon able to resume their services—including pre and post natal care, premature labor prevention, drug and vitamin distribution, delivery, exams, and newborn checkups—all of which are completely free to the patients through your support.

More than 5,000 local families received food, water, hygiene products, medication, school supplies and other long-term recovery resources after their villages were demolished. Through four years of consistent hard work and teamwork, Asia America Initiative has helped rebuild local houses, churches, and schools. New gardens were constructed on school grounds, which fed malnourished schoolchildren nutritious food that was cooked on-site daily by mothers and grandmothers who eat with the children.

Safe sanitation, one of the most urgent and immediate needs after the storm, was largely overlooked by more urgent needs like food and shelter. Local community members, along with the Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation built dozens of low-cost, durable toilets for residents in rural towns. A 10,000-liter capacity rainwater harvester was also constructed, which gave 175 residents clean water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and gardening.

Members of the GlobalGiving team visited each of these projects in person and can attest to the impact your donations have made.

Over the past four years, you’ve given more than $1.6 million to support these relief efforts along with almost 10,000 donors from all over the world. Your donations have made an incredible impact on the lives of Filipino typhoon survivors, and have helped them rebuild their self-sufficiency. On behalf of our nonprofit partners, thank you so much for your generous support of their amazing work on the ground in the Philippines.

The work in the Philippines isn’t done yet. As one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, the Philippines typically endures over 20 tropical storms and typhoons each year. The recovery and rebuilding in the Philippines is far from complete, and local organizations still need continued support.

We will be closing this particular fund, but if you would like to continue giving to support local organizations in the Philippines, these organizations are also providing resources and services to revitalize their communities.

Photo by Asia America Initiative
Photo by Asia America Initiative
Photo by WAND
Photo by WAND
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Photo by Mercy in Action
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Photo by IsraAID

Three and a half years after the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda), the people of the Philippines continue to rebuild and recover. Your donations to GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund have played a huge role in bolstering these efforts! Thanks to your support, families have received much needed healthy vegetable plants, a clinic and birth center was rebuilt helping more than 500 babies be born, and local children feel more confident in taking control of their own lives!

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with nearly two dozen tropical storms and typhoons hitting their shores every year. With this in mind, De La Salle University has been working with local communities to review their Disaster Risk Reduction and Management plans, which they’ve made more user-friendly for more effective response to future disasters.

Asia America Initiative continues to bring hope and support to the area with their Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors project. Here’s a wonderful quote from one of their constituents: "We have risen from the depths of despair," says Principal Luz, at Cuartero Central Elementary School, in an area devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.  "The key to recovery has been the entire community working together with the support of our friends at Asia America Initiative. They convinced teachers and parents that even when government funds were scarce that we could find a way to rebuild our lives through our own faith, sweat and partnership."

IsraAID has reported big success for the ongoing project, Psychosocial Support for Typhoon Yolanda victims. According to the IsraAID team, their main achievements include:

The IsraAid team has trained 90 family counselors and run a 3-month expressive arts psychosocial sulot program in four public schools with more than 200 participants

Cora Sayre, project leader for Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation, reports that, in their efforts to rebuild homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, they’ve also set their eyes on supplying their constituents with the means for maintaining their own livelihoods: chickens! On top of that, Cora and her team were “able to provide 12 low-cost but durable toilets to 12 women-led households!”

We have said it before, but THANK YOU for your continued support to the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund and the rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. As you’ve read, your donations continue to provide much needed aid and hope to these resilient communities!

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As we transition into a new year, it’s been amazing to see our GlobalGiving partners’ unwavering commitment and hard work to restore typhoon-stricken areas in the Philippines over the past three years. The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, wiped out homes, claimed thousands of lives, and left more than 4 million people displaced. It is said to be one of the strongest tropical storms to make landfall and the impact can still be felt today. However, there is good news! because of donors like you, the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund has made steady advances in the restoration of Filipino communities. Below you can find the latest update from our partners on the ground.

With the help of community members and artisan volunteers, Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc. has placed the finishing touches on a damaged tank reservoir. The community reconstructed the tank walls with concrete and removed debris from the inner compartments of the reservoir. Though the project is making improvements, there is still work required in order for the SIBAT to reach their goal. Check out Generate 33 Cubic Meters Of Water to 165 Homes, to read about how you can help them purchase solar panels, frame fixtures, and electrical ancillaries.

In the Leyte province, coconut is a main source of livelihood for farmers. The aftermath of the super typhoon demolished nearly 98% of coconut trees in the area, leaving many farmers and their families in vulnerable circumstances. The  Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation(WAND) is steadfast in their efforts to provide planting materials that will regrow coconuts in order to increase biodiversity in the area. They were able to transport roughly 12,000 seeds containing coconuts, narra, mahogany, cacao, and a wide range of fruit trees. WAND has also partnered with the local municipal agriculture office to provide efficient technical assistance to farmers planting seeds.

The Asia America Initiative is in full operational mode in Ilongo and Capiz provinces. Their work in the field has resulted in damaged schools begin replenished with books and many other school supplies. In addition, AAI contributed to these schools receiving water tanks and wash basins to provide adequate sanitation. In which has led to an increase in quality drinking water and reduced water-borne and mosquito-related illnesses. Take a look at AAI’s project, Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors’, and help them build school-based programs in Capiz.

Since the last report, IsraAID’s has shifted their attention to the most recent typhoon to strike the Philippines. Last October, the Cagayan province experienced a category 3 typhoon, known as Haima, that caused flooding and landslides to occur. The region was faced with extensive debris, damaged homes, and a loss of farmland. IsraAID distributed items and provided psychological support to victims of the disaster. They are remaining diligent in their mission to provide food security through agriculture and integrate psychosocial support into the school’s educational system.

For 3 years, International Disaster Volunteers (IDV) have grounded themselves in Tacloban, to help children return to school after the typhoon. IDV partnered with Mobile Soup Kitchen for Kids (MSKK) to provided over 6,000 hot nutritious meals.  They also assisted in clearing out glass, broken concrete, steel, and mud from several schools in the area. In result, nearly 3,000 children were able to return to a safe school. Their efforts didn’t cease there, they diverted their attention to long-term solutions that would provide sustainable results for education. They started with repairing classrooms and paying teachers’ salaries for Aram Learning Studio until they regained stability. IDV also repaired and repainted demolished classrooms at San Augustin school. Their work in these school provided students with a beautiful and brand new start to the school year. Check out their work here.

Behind these inspiring projects are the donors! We can’t thank you enough for your continuous support in providing the Filipino community with immediate and long-term relief.

Photo by IsraAID
Photo by IsraAID
Photo by IDV
Photo by IDV
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Photo by IsraAID

This summer we have seen nonprofits working in the Philippines prove their dedication to revival nearly four years after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). Your compassionate donations to the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund have equipped them to keep doing more! Take a look at the difference some our partners have made in the past few months because of donors like you!

  • Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors’ goal was to transition their community for emergency relief to self-reliance within a four-year period. With your donations, they are on their way to succeeding! So far in the 2016-2017 school year 2,000 students have learned to grow and cook nutritious lunches, malnutrition has dropped to 5% of all students, and more schools have water tanks. Learn more about their success here!
  • One ofIsraAID’s project’s, Aid to the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda, recently reported progress in two main areas of long-lasting relief: Psychosocial Services and Food Security. Through your donations they have been able to collaborate with many different systems and departments in the Philippines. Check out a summary of all their revival and relief projects in their latest project reports here.

There are so many inspiring projects responding to Typhoon Haiyan from many committed nonprofits! We are so thankful for the GlobalGiving community of donors that are making it happen!  

Photo by Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc
Photo by Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc
Photo by Asia America Initiative
Photo by Asia America Initiative
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It has been 3.5 years since Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) hit the Philippines, and your donations have made a huge difference in life of people throughout the country. Your support has sent typhoon-affected students to college, provided food and water to survivors in remote areas, and rebuilt much-needed sanitation systems wiped away by the storm. To support the students being sent to college, Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (WAND) is also providing small livelihood opportunities so the families can help pay for school expenses.

In November 2015, donors like you came together to make a long-term impact for communities in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. From November 2015 until March 2016, GlobalGiving matched donations at 100% to Typhoon Haiyan recovery projects, doubling donors’ impact. This resulted in more than 200 people raising close to $100,000 for long-term recovery!

Because you have been committed to supporting relief and recovery work not only at the onset of the storm, but years after to insure long-term impact for a stronger and more resilient Philippines, we would like to invite you to a special event: From The Front Lines: GlobalGiving Disaster Response Panel.

Your support has made it possible for GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners to provide immediate and long-term relief for communities impacted by past disasters, like Typhoon Haiyan, and recent disasters, like the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, the Nepal earthquakes, the Ebola outbreak, and the Syrian refugee crisis. At this event you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the organizations you have supported and disaster responders’ first-hand experiences.

Please RSVP by May 16th. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

From The Front Lines: GlobalGiving Disaster Response Panel
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 06:00 pm EDT (Find this time in your city).
Location: You can join in person at GlobalGiving’s DC office, or watch online. 

Thank you for your previous and ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you on May 18th!

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